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the election, republicans have tried everything to rebrand themselves. they've been told to stop being the stupid party. they've conducted polls. they've gone on retreats, and now after all that self-examination, the rnc is out with 100-page report on what went wrong in 2012. it's been finding voters said the party is, quote, scary. that's just the tip of the iceberg. >> but the report notes that the way we communicate or principles isn't resonating widely enough. focus groups described our party as narrow-minded, out of touch, and, quote, stuffy old men. the perception that we're the party of the rich unfortunately continues to grow. >> scary, narrow-minded, out of touch, stuffy old men. i think they've got it this time. the first step is admitting you have a problem. so how do they plan on fixing this mess? >> we're going to be setting up an rnc field office in the san francisco area for a more rational number of debates. what? what? was busy that month? how does that fix being scary and out of touch? what about policy and principles? >> to be clear, our principles are sound. >> soun
rejected in the election. tomorrow, republicans are expected to vote for the ryan budget overwhelmingly and that has some democrats licking their chops. "the hill" reports that the democrats are ready to slam gop on the ryan budget putting this out on tut this ad before the 2 election. so go ahead, republicans, vote for that ryan budget. the american people are going to have a very different vote for you very soon. joining me now is congressman -- democratic congressman grayson and cynthia tucker. >> good to be here, reverend. >> it might be the worst one yet. how do you explain these republicans in the house? >> it's bad for seniors, bad for children, and it's bad for everyone, even white guys. it raises the debt by $6 trillion. that's $20,000 for every man, women, and child in this country for the sake of giving a $400,000 tax break to millionaires. the republicans are literally trying to bribe millionaires with their own money. >> cynthia, a new poll shows that paul ryan's favorability rating before the election in august was 50%. now it's down to 35%. they are following someone who
because we learned from last year's elections that a decade ago, two decades ago is no longer what some of those states in terms of the electorate has become. and i think you could galvanize your vote if you took some stands in some of those states. >> congressman? >> look, the way the mayor's doing this is the way he ought to do it. i'm a democrat. i want democrats to be in a majority. but there comes a time when politics must not supersede that which is right. the majority of us in this country believes the direction we're going in terms of universal background checks is the right thing to do. if some democrats fall or stand in the way, so be it. i want to be in the majority. it's not fun in the minority. but i also would like to have a society where we're not scheduling almost some kind of tragedy every other month. >> no problem with that at all with me. i agree with you, because the majority is a wonderful thing to have but if we cannot stand up when babies are shot in newtown and children are shot in the streets of chicago, over 500 last year, then what are we in the majority for
in the election. we, we already forgotten about november? when the republicans ran on the ryan budget. if they want to keep revisiting that, that's their choice. but why are we talking about this? we just find out that medicaid and medicare deliver health care cheaper than anything else? and they want to eviscerate that? it makes utterly no sense at all to me, anyway. >> howard, these seem to be sort of political manifestos, more than fiscal proposals. especially the ryan budget, over 40% of its savings are based on a repeal of obama care. which ain't going to happen any time soon. >> i agree, they are political. they aren't even opening negotiating positions, sometimes people set out markers that are designed to begin negotiations. these are political documents and they're speaking to their own parties. and the democrats have already said, look, you want to run on the ryan budget again, we've got some house races, coming up on 2014. did you that last time, we'll do it again. i think they're largely viewed as political documents, i agree with james. that the economy is poised right no
to the specifics. watch for the senators from red states up for re-election and the pressure is greatest on them. they are away two weeks now from washington, back home, and there will be pressure on them. they will hear from their constituents about what to do from this. if you don't have much support, if any, among republicans, you need those democrats to get it through. >> hey, mark, give me a sense of harry reid's role in this. he wants to keep that title senate majority leader. navigating through these ice floes of this. >> it's already on the side of those who would like to see a large package, including a pretty big risk background check provision. it's not clear to me what more opponents can be to put pressure on senator reid. senator reid has a long history with the nra. they did not support him in his re-election race and i think he is looking for a path that not only protects his own views on gun control and not only tries to accommodate the white house but try to protect the majority. i think he is very stensive not just on guns but a range of issues too. all of these democrats are u
obamacare, which was the central issue the last campaign where you remember president obama was re-elected, the senate went even more democratic, and the house democrats gained seats and won over a million more votes than the republicans. normal people would think that the obamacare issue might be settled. does anybody realistically think it's going away any time soon? the republican fantasy budget reduces taxes dramatically without a hint of how it would be possible. without exploding the deficit or dramatically raising taxes on the middle class. this is consistent with what the romney ryan ticket said on the campaign trail last fall. the same issue where they dodged, assembled, and ignored the perfectly reasonable question how is it possible? six months later it's back in the budget but there's still -- but there still is no answer. during the last 40 years there have been only four budgets without deficits. the last three clinton budgets and the one that george bush inherited from bill clinton. in each case taxes as a percentage of the total economy were over 20%. in this republican fan
to act, but he is a factor and he will continue to be a factor. the next elections next year are going to show, hopefully, the more mature response from the electorate. addng said that, i quickly the qualification of this will be, again, colored and tempered by the fears of being whipped up right now. , therehe islamist shia is a weapon they use, the sun nis are coming to get you. and that is now amplified by the sunnis arabs are coming to get you. that makes the fear even more potent. things that the sunni arabs in iraq should do is try to alleviate this year. ist of the wider element aware of the danger of this yeafear, of government out of control. muqtada,ack to my d the next elections, if they are not colored by a fervor, might produce a more mature out, and provide a new crop of younger leaders who have been less contaminated by the events of recent years. there is a ray of hope there. >> if i could just add to that, theree entirely with ambassador's assessment of muqtada al-sadr. he himself does not know what he the day after tomorrow. sadly, assassination can be very effective
to encourage him, saying it was his legacy, his historic role to have real elections and turn power over at the end of his term. the other issues, tough issues involved one resolution today, which was the turnover of the bagram from american control to afghan control, a big sticking point with president karzai. i asked both of them about the fact that there are high-value detainees, very dangerous prisoners, that the u.s. considers very dangerous, now turned over to afghan control, did the u.s. have veto power over afghan release of these prisoners? kerry said he was confident that they would have consultations. and that they would not be release of these kinds of prisoners, karzai made it clear that this is matter of afghan sovereignty. he said the u.s. is going to share intelligence, that the military had worked out sharing of information, and that they would be consulting, but obviously there's no american veto any more over whether or not these high-value prisoners, suspected taliban figures will be released. there's a lot of talk about the taliban. mutual agreement that it is a good
have no say in electing the officials in new york. >> including dick durbin. >> in illinois i have responsibility for that. >> you are taxed in the state you live in. >> for this reason, if you think bit this way, tax in the state where the business exists at the rate that is in that state, and there competition right? >> why are we talking about the taxes, the issue is about government spending. they are creating a whole side show -- >> you remind me. i have to remind tony. we have to give money to illinois, to new york, to california, to new jersey, are you out of your mind? i have to get out of here. cut spending and don't raise taxes. now all of you stick around we have more work for you. a weak earnings report from oracle, a strong ipo and the government moves to avoid a shut down. those are top headlines coming up next. [ male announcer ] how can power consumption in china, impact wool exports from new zealand, textile production in spain, and the use of medical technology in the u.s.? at t. rowe price, we understand the connections of a complex, global economy. it's just one
. >> neil: and the glad stuff -- >> after the 2012 election. now the president said if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor. you won't be able to find your doctor because 50% of doctors are giving up their independent practice. the laws creates creates so many disincentives so many panels from a door who want to have a private practice. premiums are going up because the law requires insurance companies to cover more, to cover people with serious preexisting illnesses. >> neil: apparently a loot more than was forecast the way this thing was built. >> oh, yes. young people who were primary supporters of president obama are going to see 100% premium increases. >> neil: what is the $63 fee about? >> that's something that is hitting employers. a lot of surprises for employers. >> neil: a identify they have not to pay. >> just rolls out in november. among the thousands of new regulation. employers are frantic because they're coming so late in the game. le. >> neil: be part of the plan or not. but it's a fee -- >> for every employee -- every dependent who is covered with insurance. third
to get maryland to vote for john quincy adams the 1820 four election. >> how about the second question, how involved was she in the politics of the time? >> it has always been murky. there is no clear why between social politicking and the process leading to x number of votes being cast. one of the great skills begin with dolly madison, who understood that more could be achieved out of the committee room, off the floor of the house, in a social setting. louisa catherine is politically and attuned figure. i don't think you would find her dictating a platform. john quincy was 100 years ahead of his time. famously, in his first message to congress, -- remember this is a man whose legitimacy had been questioned. and yet, he introduced this breathtaking program that anticipates the new deal by 100 years. saying the federal government should we in the rowboat and business. there should be a national university and washington. he proposed a national astronomical observatory. a white house of the sky. for this, he was ridiculed by the jeffersonian small government crowd. it did nothing to enh
that parachutes into communities four months before an election. while that is how we operated years and years, and done well as compared to ourselves. in comparison to the other side, the obama campaign lived in these communities for years. the relationships were deep. they were authentic. >> he is absolutely right. >> yeah. priebus announced 10 million dollar plan funded by the rnc that would focus on establishing permanent footholds in african-american and asian communities. they would begin their campaign sooner. >> a great idea too. he was talking about a june or july convention. >> right. >> less debates. >> less debates. >> i think it's great. >> for the next presidential election cycle which makes a lot of sense. maybe seven or eight of them instead of 23. to stop the party from cannibalizing itself later on. it's sort of looking like rebranding. >> what is wrong? you don't like that idea? >> i think it will be hard to enforce. >> why is that? >> a lot of media organizations that want to do debates and the party can't stop those organizations from offering to do debates and candidates
has been working on a way to rally the faithful and plot a new strategy for the midterm election in 2014 and presidential contest in 2016. one of the silver linings which happened along the way is getting reelected as party chairman. to create a playbook for his silver lining, he also commissioned an inward look to see why the party failed to win and how to get a different result next time. so what did he come up with? he said yesterday on cps' "face the nation" that the rnc will spend $10 million on staff to communicate its principles across the u.s., shorten the time spent on election primaries, move up the convention date and limit the number of primary debates. findings on the so-called occupancy are what brings him here this morning. he's also celebrating his 42nd birthday here on our stage. >> 43. >> 41, i'm sorry. [laughter] young enough that it won't make a difference. to celebrate his 41st birthday, please help me give a warm welcome to republican national committee chairman reince priebus. [applause] >> all right, thank you. prison -- [applause] well, i appreciate that
that the american people went to the polls of in support of in the election just a few months ago. it takes the kind of truly balanced approach that families across our country strongly support, and i believe it is a strong and responsible vision for building a foundation for growth and restoring the promise of american opportunity. now, i spoke at length last night about our budget. it's built on three principles. number one, we have got to protect our fragile economic recovery, create jobs and invest in our long-term growth. this is something that every family in america is asking us to focus on. number two, we need to tackle our deficit and debt fairly and responsibly. as democrats, we understand that is a responsibility that we bear today and we do it in this budget. and number three, we need to keep the promises we made as a nation to our seniors and our families and our communities. many who have struggled so much over the last few years and are counting on us to be there for them again now. mr. president, we'll be hearing a lot more about all these principles today and we're going to discuss
if you have an election like 2012 where there were a lot of things that made you feel like republicans could have won. you have the president who was not very popular. you have very high on a plug. you have a very weak economy. it was interesting that in the obama recovery, family income went down to $2,500 a year, where during the recession in come on it went down $5,000 a year. families were doing worse, yet in the campaign, obama ran an extremely good campaign, and he won despite his disadvantages and he won freckly at a predictable way. he made the election about his opponent. allowed obamaple to define romney. romney thether than fighting romney, and that is why it is important for republicans to look back and say what did we do wrong. the idea that the republican party is in some terrible shape certainly -- i do not buy that. i have seen terrible shape. i remember watergate, i remember when the 13% of americans identified themselves as republicans, and the national chairman appointed people to see if we should change the name of the party. for 40 years, the most number of republi
successful and mitt romney was elected they would have gotten their way. neil: but, it is they might get their way wit president behind them. but declines numbers, might make it difficult even with the president. >> no question, righto work, and end of collective bargaining is bad for unions and workers. you have republican governors, like chris christie, who is supportive of private sector unions and collective bargaining, it is not the end of the world, but,hey will support a man who standing by their agenda, that is the way it works in washinnton. it works other way. so, you know, unions -- >> i don't know that they would have needed to getting any. a lot of folks watching this, say, i see they are in trouble in washington having a heck of a time since last year in wisconsin, losing out on some big state cutbacks even in california and what is going on across pretty were the southeast. so, they beg to feel like custer? >> i think for most part, you have to think about president obama's second term agenda, which you know, parts of it may affect the unions, but he is focused on gun cont
them to be free and freely elect and we're not happy-- >> and so we're going to give them-- >> we're not happy with the palestinian's decision to elect hamas, but we want those people to have freedom and them to decide. >> we're giving terrorists money. colonel west, why would we give terrorists money? >> well, i don't think we should be giving terrorists money. i think that that is going back to a chamberlain type of foreign policy appeasement. and originally whsecretary of state kerry went to egypt, wanted to meet with him and he refused to and it was not covered, you had protests in the united states of america, in egypt for supporting terrorists and the same in the west bank, leslie referred to, they're defacing pictures of president obama, throwing shoes at it and believe that the supposed to be quote, unquote insinuated in cairo have been turned back again. and when you talk about a two-state solution, you have to have a willing peace partner on the other side and not just that there's not really a two-state. you're talking potentially three-state solution because hamas and
there since resigning last month citing his age but he's been following francis' election as pope and inauguration before the huge crowds in rome. time for politics. we start with one of my favorite topics. the budget. earlier this morning while you were sleeping the senate passed a budget that came at the end of a marathon session of amendment votes. welcome to both of you this saturday morning. okay. the democrats budget bill passed at 5:00 a.m. 5:00 a.m. and it passed by one single vote. mostly it's symbolic. how big of a deal is this? >> finally we can get on with our lives. no. i think actually in all reality the only thing it really does is take off the table a huge republican talking point that they've had for three years complaining that democrats haven't passed a budget. now it really focuses on the real work ahead which is let's pass something that is real that is based on solutions where both democrats and republicans can come together to figure out how we move forward with the big problems that we're facing and i think that's going to be the real battle, christine. we'
is that, it depends on you are going obamacare, as you say. the american people spoke in the election that they did not want that repealed, but you continue to do that. i think it is dishonest. i heard you earlier when you stated that you are not even a part of that. you guys did not want to participate in forming that deal. what is sad about it, it is part of something you republicans wanted to do years ago. i feel that you guys, both sides, are fighting the american people. it is unfortunate, because we're the ones that sent you guys there, and you act like you are not working for the people and your job is to work for the people. .uest: i cannot agree more thanks. the president's health care law, and i rarely call it obamacare. the president calls it obamacare, i do not. i call it the president's health care law or the aca. please hear me, this law, the current law will harm, i believe as a physician, will harm the ability of your dr. to take care of you. that does not make any sense to me. it is important, when we believe that is the case, we would be irresponsible if we do not pr
single idea, every single individual from the most junior member just elected two months ago to the most senior member who has been here for 40 years, if you have a budget idea, you get to have it heard on the floor of the house. in this case, mr. speaker, that's going to be six buckets we are going to look at -- budgets we are going to look at tomorrow. six budgets. mr. speaker, i believe having an open process is important. we made in order the progressive caucus budget. that progressive caucus budget trillion.es by $5.7 unashamed, unabashed. tough economy, let's raise taxes by $5.7 trillion. and let's increase spending even more than we are today. i'm glad that that budget's going to be here on the floor. congressional black caucus raises taxes $4. trillion. mr. van hollen's substitute raises taxes $1.2 trillion. and you saw the chart the chairman of the rules committee had on the floor of the house here earlier. we don't have a tax problem, we have a spending problem in this country. if we took everything from everybody, we still wouldn't have enough money to pay for all the promises
you, and i don't think there's any challenge, that budget was debated in the presidential election. it was clear that what ryan has put up in what he calls a budget and what he and mr. romo ran on was -- romney ran on was the republican platform. now they bring it back as if there was no election. >> neil: do you think the budget submitted by senator patty murray, which doesn't approach balance and increases spending and increases taxes, is what the american people voted for back in november? is that what they voted for? >> do you know there's no one that challenges that america's on the road to recovery. if you think for one minute just saying that you are cutting spending, that doesn't mean that you are cutting savings. it doesn't mean you're not -- more money. >> neil: even under the -- we're cutting the growth. are you saying -- >> you're talking about -- jo congressman, yes or no, do you think cutting spending should be a goal? yes or no. >> should i think cutting -- yes, it's how you cut it, of course. everybody believes in cutting. >> neil: what would you cut? >> there's so
the elections last year. ryan said it's not because of the budget that romney and mr. ryan lost, but there were other things that played there as well. let's listen to representative paul ryan. >> this is a good week for all us represents, a week where we bring to the country a responsible, balanced budget. the reason we are balancing our budget is because it is a necessary means to an end which is to improve people's lives. we balance the budget without raising taxes. we're actually growing the economy. it appropriates a fasters a healthier stronger economy to create more jobs. michael: the reason a lot of republicans probably voled against this bill is it doesn't stand a prayer in the senate. it is not going to pass the senate. this is almost a symbolic vote. they voted on this ryan budget now a number of times amounted i had has not really passed ever. john boehner was happy because what they did also today was approve by 318-109 a federal spending bill to keep the government funded through september 30, which averts a march 27 shutdown of the government. here is the speaker of the house exc
we are faced with on a day-to-day basis. on a national level we often hear our elected officials talk about creating jobs and building better schools and stronger communities. health is connected to every single one of those. on an individual level health is fundamental to opportunity. if you are -- if you're sick and you can't access the services you need your opportunity is less than disproportionate communities of color and lgbt communities are opportunities have been stifled because of the health disparities in our communities for generations. the affordable care act helps break that and really i think our view is the biggest piece of legislation our country has seen his incredibly exciting. when we talk about prevention this is a 2014 and beyond. it's right now. 71 million people with drive insurance today have access to preventive services without cause sharing requirements and that may not seem like a big deal to people but people with private insurance that 40-dollar co-pay or 20-dollar co-pay, that's $40 for gas or groceries. it's a big deal to me. i think i went to the gynec
, i agree with your entire philosophy, but it lost the last election, or did it? i mean, what lost the last election? that's a good question. i hope you can come back and see us, appreciate you being here. >> thank you very much. stuart: let's see it's now 9:47, almost 48. the gold report we're above $1,600 per ounce, down just a fraction today. how about this? minimum wage right now. 7.25 an hour. should it be higher, $22 an hour. that's what senator elizabeth warren says. what, $22 an hour? and more with charles and walking through the door now. how do traders using technical analysis streamline their process? at fidelity, we do it by merging two tools into one. combining your customized charas with leading-edge analysis tools from recognia so you can quickly spot key trends and possible entry and exit points. we like this idea so much that we've applied for a patent. i'm colin beck of fidelity investments. our integrated technical analysis is one more innovative reaso serious investors are choosing fidelity. now get 200 free trades when you open an account. >> there is nobody i
a baert that four months before aven election. that's how we coperated for yeas and years and we have done well compared to ourselves. in comparison to the other side the obama campaign lived in these communities for years. the row layinelationships were authentic. one of the major things you will see tomorrow come out is that for the first time in our party's history we are not talking about having a few people down the hallway working on outreach and inclusion we are going to be announcing a $10 million initiative just this year in which it will include hundreds of people paid across the country from coast to coast and hispanic, african american, asian community talking about our party. talking about our brand, talking about what we believe, going to community events going to swearing in ceremonies being in the community ongoing paid for by the republican national committee to make the case for our party and candidates. >> he said that he is also -- that he would also like to see a shorter primary process and convention. before you leave the house let's get an update from maria molina. w
that we're faced with on a day-to-day basis. on a national level we often here elected officials talk about creating jobs and building better schools and building stronger communities. health is connected to every single one of those goals. on an individual level, health, it's fundamental to opportunity. if you're not, if you're not -- if you're sick, if you can't access the services that you need, your opportunity is stifled. and disproportionately communities of color, lgbt communities, our opportunity has been stifled because of the health disparities that have been persistent in our communities for generations. the affordable care act helps break that and really, you could argue s the biggest piece of legislation our country has ever seen to target health disparities. it's incredibly exciting. when we're talking about prevention, this isn't in 2014 and beyond, it's right now. 71 million people with private insurance today have access to preventive services without cost-sharing requirements. and that might not seem like a big deal to people, but even people with private insurance,
at the vatican ahead of the inauguration of pope francis. the energy was palpable as the newly elected pontiff delivers his first blessing from above st. peters square and steps outside of vatican gates and breaching his own security to greet a sea of well wishers. >> you don't know whether this is the honeymoon period or whether there's something special about the new pope that's gotten under everybody's skin. after celebrating mass today pope francis warmly greeted vatican employees and their family and kissing children and asking them to pray for him. and he went to the side for the hordes pressed up against the gate. let's get to work and your simplicity has captivated all of us. pope francis delivering his first angelus prayer from the window. >> don't forget that god never gets tired of for giving us. have a good sunday, and a nice lunch. >> reporter: we've learned from the patriarchy, that will be attending the installation ceremony on tuesday the first time an orthodox patriarch has attended the ceremony since 1054. >> harris: some people know him as the hhoff in germany what is he do
internal autopsy of what went wrong in the 2012 election. it is a long list of mistakes, and includes potential ideas for reform. but as you just brought up, the party is trying to rehabilitate its image, solve an identity crisis, and it means feuds are breaking out all over, including one between karl rove and sarah palin. sarah palin stole the show at this weekend's cpac convention, playing more the role of entertainer and standup comedian than a serious politician. >> bloomberg is not around. >> her remarks included a direct shot at karl rove. >> the last thing we need is washington, d.c. vetting our candidates. it is these experts that keep losing elections, you keep getting rehired, raking in millions. architects can head on back -- they can head back to the lone star state and put their name on some ballots. >> he fired back reminding palin of her political primary. >> if she can plan primaries, other people can. >> if i did, i would serve my term, i wouldn't leave office mid term. >> jeb bush offered tough love to his party. >> all too often we are associated with being anti-ev
americans, citing this as a major reason why they lost last year's presidential election. as a result, they're now promising a kinder, gentler republican party. but sadly, the rhetoric just doesn't match the reality of a paul ryan budget which is nothing more than a rehash of the failed agenda that the american people have already rejected. the republican budget continues to push harsh and unnecessary budget cuts that eliminate the safety net for millions of middle class americans. the american people don't want a budget that break ours promises to seniors by turning medicare into a voucher program or cuts investments that support job creation just for the sake of more budget busting tax cuts for the wealthiest taxpayers and corporations. yet my friends on the other side my friends continue pushing this approach in the name of deficit reduction, but their own leadership admitted we don't have a debt crisis in the country. the architect, congressman paul ryan, said we don't have a debt crisis. speaker boehner said it's not an immediate problem. why should we enact this budget while democrats
as to how we're going to spend money and at least present to the american people who elected us to come here and represent them, at least tell them, give them the transparency of how we are spending their money. finally after 1,420 days, after four years we have a budget before us. and while i'm pleased we have a case and i'm pleased we're here debate debating it, it's disappointing when we learn what that budget offers. you would think after four years and the four years that we have been through and the 23 million people unemployed or underemployed and the rate of growth of this economy, half of what it normally is, you would think that that budget being presented to us here would take some steps toward addressing our spending issues and would not incorporate $1 trillion or more of increased taxes which will just simply go to more spending. how could we possibly support a budget with a $16.7 trillion debt that plunges us further into debt, with a staggering increase in debt, and also spending that doesn't reduce spending but simply reduces the rate of growth of spending, which is a step b
for re-election 2014. unfriendly to democrats. mark beg gich from alaska. baucus from montana. pryor from arc. hagan from north carolina. recently passed the ryan budget plan that one outlines $4.6 trillion in deficit reductions over the next decade and does balance the budget. remember, these are resolutions. these are not bills. so most likely they will now just be used for argumentative talking points and of course the long running debate over spending which is good news for us because we get to talk about it back to you guys. >> get up extra early and stay up all night. thanks elizabeth. thanks so much. >> thank you. >> get to the other headlines right now because we have another fox news alert for you. sorry. this one is an exclusive. a syrian national with ties to 9/11 who is living freely in new jersey and likely will not ever be detorted or prosecuted. fox news has learned that received a political asylum for a third time last november. the reason? a series of brewer craft particular slip ups. there is much more to this story. please tune in when catherine herridge hosts a special
the law of the land. yet elected officials feel the need to spend lots of time on it. house republicans passed the the latest version of paul ryan's budget. they did this in the same stupid way washington does things. budgets are not meant to be presented for a partisan vote like this one. they are meant to be discussed and negotiated. none of that has happened since 2009. >> let's break it down. there was no new taxes, it would curb spending by repealing obama care and eliminate the deficit in ten years. $4.6 trillion in cuts. zero chance of passing in the democratic-controlled senate, it's dead on arrival. >> lawmakers in the house and senate approved legislation to fund the government through the end of september. that avoids the risk of a partial federal shutdown. in the process, they are on spring break for a couple weeks. what's your take on this? >> my take is the whole financial dysfunction of our congress is mind blow iing. you look at this week. let's say frederick, maryland, where there's air traffic control that will be shut. a tower that was built by the stimulus money. so
was kind of offended by that. the sheriff's are elected by people and have to be responsible to and most police chiefs are appointed by political peoplion people who are bureaucrats. how did you react to the governor's comment? >> well, governor, it doesn't surprise me that governor hickenlooper would say that. in an interview you a couple of years ago said the people of rural colorado and on the western slope are slow thinkers. when the governor said that it did not surprise me at all. this is not a rural versus urban issue because it is about our liberties. it is about our freedom and our right to self-defense and those issues transcend whether you live in the city or the county. >> mike: the push is that the laws are going to somehow make everybody safer and we will be better off. every -- again, you used the term of the street cops, i never talked to one who said boy, i really hope that we take away the capacity of a magazine for a legal gun owner because that will make us safe because they know the crooks aren't going to turn the magazines in and say i know now i'm only supposed to
need the help of our elected officials to give us the certainty, flexibility, and time to make change. if we can get reforms to pay in compensation we need, and we need them, and if we can get rid of weapons and infrastructure we do not need, then we can begin to restore the versatility of sustainableorce at a costs. as i stand here today, i do not yet know whether or if for how much our defense strategy will change, but i predict it will. we will need to look at our assumptions and adjust our ambitions to match our ability, and that means doing less, but not doing less well. it also means relying more on our other instruments of power to help underwrite global security. we will not do this well if we do not back the development with sufficient dollars. and our partners will have to work with us and collaborate with us on accepting a greater share of the risk. some are more ready and willing to do that than others. i have to say the united arab emirates is almost -- is our most credible and capable ally, in the gulf region. our first line of defense has been and will be our people. th
. speaker. the american people expect elected leaders in washington o revive our stagnant economy. we've offered a responsible plan to balance the budget with responsible reforms. the best plan senate democrats can come with continues to spend more money than we take in. their budget never balances. it includes $1.5 trillion in new taxes. mr. walberg: at least senate democrats have finally come around to offering a plan after spending the last four years on the sidelines. the president has yet to submit his budget to congress. already six weeks behind his legal deadline. budgets offer a picture of how government plans to steward taxpayers' money. the senate asked for higher taxes, to fund higher spending, to finance ever-growing government. my constituents are tired of the cavalier and unserious approach that has become all too common in washington. i'm pleased that the house republican majority continues to take its responsibility seriously and produce budgets which balance, getting us back on track to fiscal sanity and a healthy economy. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the ti
demagogue in the last election last fall, they keep all those savings, and their budget wouldn't balance without them. now, our budget dramatically cuts the deficit, makes sure that we're -- our deficits are not growing faster than the economy, down to 2.4% at the end of the window. we stabilize the debt below where the c.b.o. projects today. we stabilize 70% of g.d.p., and, yes, we also will balance our budget in the same year that the republican budget from ast year balanced. if this were just a race to balance the budget first, vote for the republican study group proposal. four years. but if your priority is jobs and economic growth, as it should be as part of a measured and plansed approach to reducing the deficit, then you need to support the democratic report. i yield -- i yield back the plns of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from wisconsin. mr. ryan: the gentleman from maryland is right, we do balance the budget. guilty. proud to be fwlt of that. we think balancing the budget is important. more to the point, in the revenues we're saying, we don't like the current
in the last election. asking nothing from the wealthiest americans and rich corporations that ship our jobs overseas while turning medicare into a voucher program and slashing investments that create real jobs. inequality is at its highest point since the great depression and yet this budget would make it worse. here's the top 1%. since 1979, look at how their income has gone up. 277.5%. this is the bottom 99%. you see a little bit of increase but you see where the money has gone. well, households making more than $3.3 million would get an average tax cut of $1.2 million. those who make less than $22,000 would get $40 and 1/3 of them would get no tax cut at all. meanwhile critical support programs for seniors and the poor would be cut, including drastic cuts to medicaid and the food stamp program. i urge my colleagues to oppose the ryan republican budget. it is pure march madness and not in a good way. the chair: the gentlelady yields back the balance of her time. the gentleman from wisconsin. mr. ryan: i yield myself a minute to -- the gentleman is correct in saying that the savings that a
be a floor filled with senators debating the issues and voting on them. i think that's what we were elected to tkofplt -- do. and i think the people on c-span would like to see activity on the senate floor. madam president, i yield the floor and suggest the absence of a quorum. the presiding officer: the clerk will call the roll. quorum call: quorum call: aauto mr. coats: madam president? the presiding officer: the senator from indiana. mr. coats: madam president, i ask unanimous consent that the call of the quorum be vacated. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. coats: madam president, i was puzzled earlier today when the majority leader came to the floor to propose a unanimous consent request that we move forward with this continuing resolution. he's right, we should move forward with this. but i was puzzled by the fact that he said we've been standing around here now looking at each other and -- and we're not doing anything. well, we haven't done anything for the past 36 hours while we're trying to figure out who ought -- who has the right to offer an amendment and what -- wheth
, that was a critical part of the 2012 election process and that i frankly think the american people have broadly embraced. we have put forward a budget that meets the values agenda that our democratic budget committee stands behind. to invest in critical areas of our economy, whether infrastructure, education or r&d, to help lift the private sector and help grow jobs again, to keep our most vital commitments to seniors and to veterans and to those most at risk in our society while still making responsible, steady progress towards reducing our crippling deficit and debt. we get the deficit down to less than 3% of g.d.p. at the end of the ten-year period, we stabilize our publicly held debt at 70% of g.d.p. these are the targets broadly agreed on by every major bipartisan group that has looked at the challenges facing the united states, our economy and our budget. i remind you that the bowles-simpson commission, a bipartisan commission, came up with a rough target of $4 trillion in savings over a decade. this plan, this budget resolution would achieve, in fact would exceed that target in a way tha
the election that we just had. it was put in front of the people, they said we will have none of it. but the american people do want what's in the back-to-work budget. the -- gallup released a poll that confirms what you and i i already know, that is that the american people want jobs, not austerity. 72%, mr. speaker, of americans said that they support putting people back to work, repairing our nation's infrastructure, including a majority of republicans. now, the fact is that the back-to-work budget is about putting people back to work. as me and the speaker agree, it's not the moment where we need to clamp down on debt, it's the moment we need to put americans back to work. and so, look, which budget meets the test? the progressive caucus budget invests in a level of the american society of civil engineers says is needed to close the infrastructure gap. the republican budget cuts transportation by 20%. mr. speaker, it's time to get back to work and let's pass the back-to-work budget. i yield back. the chair: the time of the gentleman has expired. for what purpose does the gentlem
, including those that you have concern about, yes, i could have. i did not elect to do that. the user fees are historical unobligated balances that we are considering how to deal with that. they that they have certain restrakeses on them. -- restrictions on them. >> my time has expired and i yield back. >> i will tell you from this advantage point, it look like the decision to release detainees was a political determination own not a monetary determination. the release was part of a sequester campaign that included the fictional firing of teachers, the closing of the white house for student tour, the displacement of meat inspectors and now we're going to release aggravated felony felons on the street. >> i have counted six times that peter to payant to paul. i don't want either one of them to rob our citizens. what is a level one vy violator? saying gree about you that your characterization -- >> that is fine. you can disagree on your time but don't use mine. how many were released? >> there were four -- >> how many were released? >> eight. we have four -- >> what went wrong with the othe
. madam president, a second amendment would require photographic i.d.'s for voting in federal elections. madam president, this is largely provoked by the actions of the obama administration justice department half been fighting states that are trying to institute federal i.d.'s. that is allowed under federal law, and several states are doing that, doing it properly -- texas, south carolina -- but this justice department is trying to shut that down, even though it's allowed by federal law. interesting, that assault on states trying to do their job, trying do things properly, has been made by the head of the civil rights division at justice, thomas perez, who is now nominated for labor secretary. this amendment and this proposal would clarify it by actually requiring photo i.d.'s for voting in federal elections. we require photo i.d.'s for traveling at airports. we require photo i.d.'s for going into a conditions. we require photo i.d.'s for a myriad of things, including visiting the white house. surely, it's a very legitimate, simple requirement that doesn't disenfranchise anyone to make
to china as you see there with president zi gin ping and the newly elected president of china. government officials telling us the meeting lasted about 45 minutes and it was a warm and wide-ranging discussion as they say in the official readout given to reporters. secretary lew we are told raised several issues including the exchange rate, intellectual property, cyber security and north korea. other than that, we don't yet have a whole lot of information about this meeting which took place overnight east coast time in china yesterday. the key here, warm and wide ranging discussion, guys. this readout is given to us in diplo speak. if they say anything other than a warm and wide-ranging discussion then you think there might be trouble in the horizon and the meeting went well and that's what we know as of right now. >> eamon, thank you very much. >> you bet. >> closer to home, lululemon is down nearly 12% in the past three sessions posting its worst three-day loss since the beginning of august. as you may be aware by now, lululemon is recalling black yoga pants that were unintentionally see
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